The non-parasitic Eucopepoda are in many ways much nearer to the trilobites than any other Crustacea.
A vast number of non-parasitic insects are injurious to man and beast.
The non-parasitic Copepoda have limbs exceedingly like those of trilobites.
Subsequently they may continue to live a brief period externally in a non-parasitic condition.
This is equivalent to calling them non-parasitic parasites, an expression which looks very like a contradiction of terms.
In this connection it is important to bear in mind that the nearest relatives of the koel are non-parasitic.
They are non-parasitic, but some of them by their presence in the body may cause such diseases as dysentery, etc.
The non-parasitic cuckoos build nests, lay eggs and sit on them, as every self-respecting bird should do.
The Australian specialists agreed that the malady was non-parasitic, and that, therefore, it must be nervous.
This large family falls into two classes—the parasitic and the non-parasitic—both classes being represented in India.
1620s, from Latin parasiticus, from Greek parasitikos "of or pertaining to a parasite; the trade of a parasite," from parasitos (see parasite). Biological sense is from 1731. Related: Parasitical, 1570s in reference to toadies; from 1640s in the biological sense.
parasitic par·a·sit·ic (pār'ə-sĭt'ĭk) or par·a·sit·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a parasite.
Caused by a parasite.